Junior Lawyers Division set to revamp executive committee

The Junior Lawyers Division of the Law Society (JLD) has launched elections for four new executive committee members.

The JLD executive is appealing for nominations from students and junior lawyers interested in representing their peers as either vice-chair or in a ‘free seat’ position, meaning the successful candidates’ areas of responsibility would be decided upon following the elections.  

Nominations are open to the entire membership of over 70,000 students, trainees and solicitors with up-to five years’ post qualification experience.

Candidates should have the backing of two other junior lawyers and are required to submit a 300-word election statement in order to be considered.

The voting process will be closed and will be carried out by the JLD national committee, which is made up of local group representatives.

Nominations are now open and will close on 19 October.